8 books to help your child go through childhood challenges
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8 books to help your child go through childhood challenges

Early childhood, from zero to six years old, is marked by different transition phases and adaptations. However, at the same time, these changes are faced by children who are in training and, consequently, do not have all the emotional resources to understand them. The result of this can be challenging processes, with resistance when accepting them.

To circumvent this automatic defense response to the unknown, honest dialogue is an important tool. But it is sometimes difficult to know where to start. A valuable tip is to look for support materials, such as books, that bet on playfulness to translate complex subjects to children.

On National Book Day, celebrated on October 29, we have separated eight titles that will help mothers and fathers to explain to their children important and necessary processes, such as weaning, de-escalating and letting go of the pacifier.

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1. Bye, Tete! – Fernanda Vernilo

Because of the fear of trauma for both the baby and the mother, weaning can be a challenging process. But it is possible that it will be conducted in a respectful and welcoming manner, as shown in the book “Tchau, Tetê”.

In the pages written by Fernanda Vernilo, she tells the story she told her son to explain to him about the baby she had been breastfeeding since she left her mother’s belly. Milk was essential for it to grow, but then it was transformed into emotional comfort.

To help the little one understand that there were other ways to feel loved, she taught that the child could say goodbye, because when she was scared or in need of affection, she would always have her mother’s lap, hug and many kisses.

Price: R $ 42

2. When I said goodbye to Pepê – Nanda Perim

In desperation to make the child drop the pacifier, parents may end up using dangerous attempts both for the health and emotional of the little one – such as using chia or even pepper on the device. Therefore, the defense remains that dialogue is the most effective measure for the child to say goodbye to the object.

This is what Nanda Perim’s work shows, in which the little protagonist tells about who Pepê is. She accompanied her in challenging moments, such as when her mother went back to work, scraped her knee and needed Daddy’s lap, or even when she was not sleepy and she came with the feeling of warmth that made her sleep.

With these different emotional associations linked to a pacifier, the book helps adults understand how to work on replacements with their children – and so the process tends to be more relaxed!

Price: R $ 52

3. An incredible gift! – Guido Van Genechten

Does the little one learn better when the characters are pets? In the book by Guido Van Genechten, the child reader will meet this amusing elephant that receives a gift. Excited, he opens the package and is faced with an orange object that he doesn’t recognize right away. So, the parents explain: it’s a “Pinico-para-pee-e-poo”.

But the elephant still didn’t quite understand what that meant, because he was used to wearing diapers. The pinico became a toy, even being used as a hat, but it didn’t seem right. Will he be able to understand what the gift really works for? This is the small answer you will discover when embarking on this journey of change!

Price: $ 29.25

4. I feel what I feel and the incredible story of Asta and Jaser

Along with the physical changes that the first six years bring, there are also the behavioral changes that are not always easy. And this difficulty in dealing with new feelings, such as frustration, anger and even sadness can lead to tantrums. In this process, the validation of emotions is essential as shown in the book “I feel what I feel and the incredible story of Asta and Jaser”.

Written by Lázaro Ramos, the work is divided into two parts. The first brings little Dan, who goes about his routine as usual. But like everyone (still in training), he is faced with emotional fluctuations that can appear in a single day. For example, he woke up and didn’t want to get up, but he didn’t quite understand why. Who never, right? The protagonist’s experiences are an invitation to the little ones to realize that other children go through the same and how they name such feelings.

The second part of the book is a meeting between Dan and his grandfather, who tells him the story of Asta and Jaser. In addition to being a fable of romance, it is also about representativeness – since the characters presented by the little man are black, live in Ethiopia and carry the power of a people’s ancestry.

Price: $ 32.99

5. Bibi no longer sucks her finger – Alejandro Rosas

When Bibi arrived in the world, she had the habit of breastfeeding and, later, of using a pacifier. Until she decided to give it to Santa Claus. But the process was not as simple as she imagined and the way out was suck your finger to remedy the need she felt.

When the mother noticed the little girl’s habit, she explained that putting her finger in her mouth was dangerous, because it was dirty, it disturbed her dental arch and made it difficult for people to hear her. Bibi then learned that she needed to change, but she couldn’t, because her finger looked stronger than she did.

To understand that she had power over her body and control her will, the little girl decided that she would always occupy her hands. He went on the sand and played with castel, made a circle with friends, drew, rode a bicycle … only he arrived at night.

At bedtime, forgetting the habit can be even more difficult. But Bibi teaches a powerful lesson for small readers: getting your hands on interesting reading can help at this point.

Price: R $ 49

6. Poop, Pee and Pum: Goodbye, Diaper! – Maíra Lot Micales

The protagonists of these books are well known to those who are going through the thaw: poop, pee and fart. In the pages written by Maíra Micales, the author (who is also a mother) unfolds a fun story of the three friends who can no longer stand to live inside diapers and stain the mattresses. They want to go to the pinico and even to the toilet.

With illustrations by Thiago Egg, a father who was also going through his children’s transition while producing the book, the story presents itself as a step-by-step guide on how to put the process into practice. Ah! And it also brings a very important lesson for pandemic times, that it is necessary to wash your hands so that everyone is well.

Price: $ 29.50

7. Mamá is mom’s – Giovanna Balogh

It is important that weaning decision it also happens taking into account the mother’s mental health and that is what Giovanna Balogh brings about in “Mamá is mama’s”. Initially, the author presents a welcoming text for the lactating mother to reflect on whether breastfeeding remains a pleasant moment for her and the baby.

If she realizes that it is time to end breastfeeding and transform the bond with the little one, the work also brings a story to read with the child. Inside, the mother will show everyday situations in which it is common for the child to seek the comfort of the mother, such as at night or when he is ill. But that there are other ways to feel comforted and connected with the mother figure.

Price: R $ 44

8. It’s time for daddy – Aline Padovani

Along with the processes of abandoning the diaper and the pacifier, the child also experiences different discoveries of taste. Initially, fruits and vegetables are introduced more easily. But with the conscience – and the baby’s adolescence coming – to say “I don’t want to!” can become frequent.

To help the little ones understand that good choices when it comes to eating involves more than enjoying it or not, Aline Padovani, who is speech therapist and child feeding specialist, wrote “Tá na hora da papá”. He talks to the kids, in a playful way, about the importance of the child’s autonomy when feeding, reinforcing that the more he participates in the process, the greater the tendency for him to want to eat what he produced.

Price: R $ 47

* The newsroom selected these books in October 2020. We can receive a commission for purchases made on Amazon.


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